Construction workers use their backhoe to rescue a dog from drowning in an irrigation canal in Ecuador. [Video]

Touching moment Construction workers use their backhoe to rescue a drowning dog in an irrigation canal in Ecuador.

  • Builders in Pasacha canton told about a dog that drowned in an irrigation canal
  • One construction worker, locally known as Abel Murillo, climbs into the backhoe bucket to help.
  • You can see how a strong current carries the dog through the channel in the path of Mr. Murillo.

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At this point, savvy builders were able to save a drowning dog in an irrigation canal in Ecuador with the help of their backhoe.

Construction workers working near an irrigation canal in the canton of Pasach received a radio alert that a dog was being carried down the fast current towards them and was drowning.

Touching footage shows builder by name locally like Abel Murillo climbing into the bucket of a backhoe while his partner pulls him through a canal and lowers him right above the water.

Builders working at an irrigation canal in the canton of Pasach were warned by the people above that a dog was being carried along by the current of the fast-flowing water and she was drowning.

Soulful Footage Shows A Construction Worker, Known Locally As Abel Murillo, Climbing Into A Backhoe Bucket While Another Builder Pulls Him Through A Canal And Down So That He Is Directly Above The Water.

Soulful Footage Shows A Construction Worker, Known Locally As Abel Murillo, Climbing Into A Backhoe Bucket While Another Builder Pulls Him Through A Canal And Down So That He Is Directly Above The Water.

Soulful footage shows a construction worker, known locally as Abel Murillo, climbing into a backhoe bucket while another builder pulls him through a canal and down so that he is directly above the water.

The other construction workers start screaming as the dog comes into view, desperately trying to keep his head above the muddy water and floating debris.

Mr. Murillo calls the dog, and it is carried to him in the bucket of an excavator.

He manages to get a firm grip on the loose skin on her back and the terrified animal bites him before he manages to drag her into the scoop.

Mr. Murillo’s colleagues haul them both back onto dry land before the wet dog crawls out, dazed but apparently unharmed.

The builders said they raised money and took the dog to the vet, who was treated for inflammation and infection.

Speaking of the daring rescue in a radio interview, Mr. Murillo said construction workers were warned that the dog had been swept away when the water channel was opened.

The Other Builders Start Screaming As The Dog Comes Into View, Desperately Trying To Keep His Head Above The Muddy Water.

The Other Builders Start Screaming As The Dog Comes Into View, Desperately Trying To Keep His Head Above The Muddy Water.

The other builders start screaming as the dog comes into view, desperately trying to keep his head above the muddy water.

It Flows Right Into Mr. Murillo'S Path In The Excavator And He Scrambles To Grab It.

It Flows Right Into Mr. Murillo'S Path In The Excavator And He Scrambles To Grab It.

It flows right into Mr. Murillo’s path in the excavator and he scrambles to grab it.

He added: “We decided to go down with the bucket to save the dog, as seen in the video.”

Another construction worker in the video, Christian, said the dog looked exhausted as it struggled with the water.

Their colleague Louis, who is seen climbing the pipe in the video, said the three were determined to save the dog, adding: “Thank God we were able to catch it, we could give the animal another chance to survive.”

Mr. Murillo Manages To Get A Firm Grip On The Loose Skin On The Dog'S Back And Pull It Into The Excavator Before The Pair Make It To Safety.

Mr. Murillo Manages To Get A Firm Grip On The Loose Skin On The Dog'S Back And Pull It Into The Excavator Before The Pair Make It To Safety.

Mr. Murillo manages to get a firm grip on the loose skin on the dog’s back and pull it into the excavator before the pair make it to safety.

The Dog Is Then Released From Under The Backhoe Bucket And Stands A Little Bewildered By His Ordeal, But Appears Unharmed.

The Dog Is Then Released From Under The Backhoe Bucket And Stands A Little Bewildered By His Ordeal, But Appears Unharmed.

The dog is then released from under the backhoe bucket and stands a little bewildered by his ordeal, but appears unharmed.

Mr Murillo Said The Dog Was In Poor Condition, But Builders Raised Money To Take Her To A Veterinarian, Who Cured Her Of The Infection.

Mr Murillo Said The Dog Was In Poor Condition, But Builders Raised Money To Take Her To A Veterinarian, Who Cured Her Of The Infection.

Mr Murillo said the dog was in poor condition, but builders raised money to take her to a veterinarian, who cured her of the infection.

Mr Murillo added: “The dog was almost about to let go because the force of the water caused the dog to hit the bucket and want to go under it.

“Then I grabbed the dog and it bit me, but only lightly.

“We can still get him out. He was in bad shape. We made a collection and took him to the vet, who gave him some injections.

“There was a dog here a few moments ago, but I think it’s gone.”

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